Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of May, 2017.

Clear blue skies and sun rise.

Great start to this Thursday.

 

Last night I noticed a post on FB asking if you agreed or disagreed to teachers placing student’s cell phones in a central location until class was over.

My stance is absolutely put them away.

There is nothing that they need to be seeing or doing while in class getting their education.

Nothing on social media or email or the world wide web that should keep them from learning about the environment, science, our planet, social and health and so on.

I know that most people, adults and young ones of all ages are reluctant to give up their phones, it is as if they were an extra appendage.

Perhaps in the future we will have a built in device to communicate with ….. who knows but for now they are hand held.

But in the meantime ….

In class no and at work no.

If there is an emergency it can be dealt with the same way they have been for many years ….. phone the principal or the employer.

Or using these devices on your breaks whether at work or at school.

 

Why we feel the need for instant gratification is beyond me.

Just my opinion.

I do think that they serve a great purpose but with some restraint, please people.

Everyone on the bus has their cell phones out either surfing on the internet or talking to someone.

Some people do listen to music …. which is okay ……

People walking down the sidewalk with their heads bent over with full attention to that little screen.

People thinking that they can drive and walk and text …. well that is just …… I will not say the word(s).

 

Personally I do not have a cell phone.

Yes, I am almost 60 and no cell.

I have a land line.

Old school.

I do not wish to be in constant contact.

I have voice mail so that people can leave message if they call and I am unavailable.

I have email on my computer.

Not that perhaps someday I will obtain one but for now it is a luxury that I do not need.

 

I do think that our “social ness” is slowly slipping away.

Not enough face to face conversation.

Manners are almost a thing of the past.

Some folks cannot even have a family supper without every member sitting at the table checking their phones.

Something seriously wrong with that picture.

How important do we think we are anyway?

How important is it to reply to every little message or post?

What is it with selfies anyway?

I guess coming from someone who has taken photos at every event her whole life with no photos of herself or at least not many.

Perhaps it is not totally a bad thing.

 

Anyway food for thought.

Perhaps at the dinner table phones should be left in the bedrooms.

Out at a restaurant leave them turned off in your purse or pocket.

We waited before and we can wait again.

The world did not come crashing to an end because you did not post that selfie of you eating a tomato or liking a photo someone posted.

 

Well time to go to work.

Another day.

Happy day …. sunshine….temperature warming up.

I still have not turned on the heat.

Good or bad …… it is a little nippy in the house.

Happy Thursday.

 

Special Hello to: all those cell phone users ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of March, 2016.

One more sleep until my darling daughter’s 36th Birthday …..

One more sleep until my first tea party of 2016 ……

No more sleeps until the weekend …..

The weather truly has been spring-like ….. with double digit temperatures.

YAY …….

 

I would like to mention something that I think is cute.

Both Wednesday and Thursday mornings on the bus ride to work; I noticed a Service Station that had the GAS PRICE POSTED at 8.888.  

Should have been 88.88.

I giggled the first morning and thought to myself “how long will it take before someone notices and the price is corrected.”

Well when I went by said station yesterday morning and saw the same price 8.888, I almost peed my pants.

I mean really …… no one noticed.

I did double and triple check because I thought my eyes were deceiving me.

Anyway one of those things.

But funny all the same.

With prices on the rise – they might want to correct that number.

 

I baked my daughter’s birthday cake last night and as she always reads my blog I will not reveal the kind.

Only thing I will say is that I made it 100% from scratch – no boxes were used.

It was a recipe that I have had since before she was born.

 

Well here were are almost time to get out and go to work.

Yesterday I decided to wear my spring jacket and although it is warm out …. I found not quite warm enough in the morning for my spring jacket especially wearing a short sleeved top underneath.

Happy Friday Everyone.

 

Special Hello to:  YOU ….. we cannot live without you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

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